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Thank you for signing up to volunteer. Volunteers are needed on the ground in states where there are recounts AND for projects that can be done from anywhere, via the internet and phone.

If you want to be an observer for the presidential recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, or Pennsylvania, the Stein campaign is organizing those observers. Please volunteer through them by going to one of these links:

For Michigan Volunteers

For Pennsylvania Volunteers

For Wisconsin Volunteer

On-the-ground volunteers will likely also be needed in Nevada and possibly other places as well. Please keep your eye on your email for updates.

If you'd like to volunteer in other ways from wherever you are, I'd love to get you connected to a project. But first ...

Will you tell us a little more about yourself:

What are your skills?

What are your interests?

How do you envision your interaction with this recount? For example, now much time do you have available to dedicate?

Please reply to this message with your answers. It will help me get you connected to a project that you can make the most difference with.

In 2004 I was an observer for the presidential recount here in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. There were lots of volunteers, the problem was that we were inexperienced and didn't know what to look for. It turns out that the recount here was fraudulent (there were trials and people were sentenced to prison). The precincts that we recounted not only were not randomly chosen--they were presorted ("recounted") before the recount ever started! The Board of Elections put on a good show, and we, in our ignorance, bought it.

RecountNow's goal is to make sure this doesn't happen again. We want to make sure each board of elections proceeds with the recounts accurately. We've had some setbacks in all three states, but there is still much that we can learn even in the counties that are recounting by machine.

Our primary focus at this time is to get experienced eyes on the ground in the recount states. We have a handful of people on the ground now and are mobilizing more. These are people who have been a part of the election integrity movement for years, have been through recounts before, have interacted with the companies that count our ballots, and know what to look out for. So fundraising is one of our greatest needs.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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